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Martha Belle Blackburn

1929 - 2013

Martha Belle Blackburn age 84 of Portsmouth, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Saturday August 24, 2012. Martha was born Feb. 22, 1929 at German, KY, the daughter of the late Lafe and Mintie James Spears. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Leona Roop. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include four sons; Wendell Blackburn of Little Rock, Ak, Randall Blackburn of Boone County WV, Donald Blackburn of Catlettsburg, KY, and Danny Blackburn of Portsmouth, OH; three sisters, two brothers, eleven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Vanhoose on Wednesday August 28th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Tuesday August 27th at Wilson Funeral Home.

Eva Mae Ratcliff

1972 - 2013

Eva Mae Ratcliff, 41, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. She was born June 11, 1972 in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of the late Nile Bradley and Minnie Ratcliff.

Survivors include, fiancé, Oda Howard of Fort Gay, W.Va.; sisters, Charlene Cantrell of Crum, W.Va.; Nila Dolton of Fort Gay, W.Va.; brothers, Donald Ratcliff, Elmer Ratcliff, Brandon Ratcliff all of Crum, W.V.; Ronnie Ratcliff of Paintsville, Ky.; Paul Bradley of Columbus, Ohio; 2 Grandchildren, Zoie Marcum and Ezabella Howard; 2 step children James Howard and Amanda Howard; nephew, Zachery Cantrell

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kimble Copley and Rev. Everett Meddings officiating. Burial will follow at the Webb Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Saturday at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church.

Marie Davis Sartin

1920 - 2013

Marie Davis Sartin, 93, of Louisa, Ky. formerly of Lovely, Ky. passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. She was born in Martin County Kentucky August 20, 1920 to the late Johnny and Chloe Davis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lucian Grace Sr. and her second husband Clifford Sartin; five sisters, Nola Farley, Goldie Spence, Irene Small, Sylvia York, Delma Jordan and Louise Hale; two brothers, Al Davis Sr.,and Denny Davis; children, Phyllis Ann Runyons and Lucian Grace Jr.; one grandchild, Kim Wells.

Marie is survived by her children, Johnny (Joann) Grace and Lula May (Henry) Rose also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren and one sister, Margaret Ann Dillon of Beauty, Kentucky, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was a long time member of Smith Chapel Church. Marie was loved and respected by her friends and neighbors, she will be sadly  missed.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Davis and Rev. Noah Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00 til 9:00 PM at Young Funeral Home.

 

Lacy Franklin Caudill

1932 - 2013

Lacy Franklin Caudill, age 81, of Fort Gay, WV died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, WV.  Lacy was born February 12, 1932 in Paintsville, KY. He is the son of the late Frank and the late Elva (Pennington) Caudill.  He married Shirley Thompson Caudill of Fort Gay, WV. 

He was a retired Wayne County Bus Driver. 

He is survived by his wife: Shirley (Thompson) Caudill, four daughters: Ruby Jordan of Point Pleasant, WV, Rita Napier of Fort Gay, WV, Barbara Copley of Huntington, WV, Lacy Caudill of Fort Gay, WV and three sons: Tom Caudill of Fort Gay, WV, Joe Caudill of Ashland, KY, Chad Caudill of Fort Gay, WV; Two brothers: Wilburn Caudill and Alvie Caudill of Fort Gay, WV.  He is preceded in death by three sons; Jerry Caudill, Roger Napier, and Jeff Napier. 

Funeral service will be conducted on Friday August 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call after 11:00 am Friday and until time of services at Wilson Funeral Home.

Sidney Lou Blackburn

1961 - 2013

Sidney Lou Blackburn, 52, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday August 20, 2013 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Sid was born June 20, 1961 at Williamson, WV, the son of the late Clifford and Thelma Bowen Blackburn. He was a coal miner for the Kermit Coal Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Whitaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Christina Blackburn Kincaid and husband Aaron of Lavalette, WV, and Tina Blackburn of Louisa, KY; two brothers, Stevie Blackburn of Louisa, and James Edward Blackburn of Grayson, KY; a sister, Cynthia Preston also of Louisa, KY; four grandchildren Laylen Bentley, Rylan Kincaid, Kyndul Kincaid, and Chloe Kincaid; and the mother of his children Trena Blackburn of Louisa, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday August 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Rick May. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery South Highway 3 Louisa, KY.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Wednesday August 21st at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Thelma Webb Young

1916 - 2013

Thelma Webb Young age 97, of Durbin Rd., Catlettsburg, Ky. went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2013 at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Melvina Ward Webb and wife of the late Sanford Young. Also preceded in death by two sons, Roger Young and Ralph Young; brothers, Roscoe Webb and Virgil Webb; sister, Gladys Webb Sheeley.
 

Survived by daughters, Loray Young of Ashland, Ky.; Marianne Wright of Harrod, Ohio; Loretta Young of Columbus, Ohio; Joanne (Frank) Howard of Pataskala, Ohio; Hester Young of Columbus, Ohio; Marilyn Young of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two sons, Wade (Chris) Young, Terry (Sue) Young of Frenchburg, Ky.; two sisters, Ruth Webb Carter of Columbus, Ohio; Anna Gean Price also of Columbus, Ohio; Also many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.

Friends may call 5:00 til 9:00 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 AM Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Roberts and David Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Cemetery, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice of Ashland, Ky.

 

Donald Ray Scarberry

1932 - 2013

Donald Ray Scarberry age 80 of Pataskla, Ohio formerly of Charley, KY passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at Mount Carmel East Columbus, Ohio. 

Donald was born November 4, 1932 at Charley, KY, the son of the late Jay and Opal Hinkle Scarberry. He was a retired AT&T employee.

Survivors include his wife Ireda Bevins Scarberry, a son Douglas Ray Scarberry, two brothers, a sister, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday August 24th at 1:00 pm at the Georges Creek Church , highway 23 in Johnson County by Elder Paul Castle. Burial will follow in the Hood Cemetery Blaine, KY.

Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday August 23rd at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Clifford Ray Kitchen

1929 - 2013

Clifford Ray Kitchen, 83, of Louisa passed away Monday August 12, 2013 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Clifford was born Dec. 13, 1929 at Twin Branch, the son of the late Nolan and Ollie Eakers Kitchen. He was a retired mechanic, and of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Clifford Ray (Junior) Kitchen Jr. and a brother William David Kitchen Sr.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lona Belle Triplett Kitchen, and son Jeffrey Todd Kitchen, children Arnold Kitchen, Larry Kitchen, Joyce Collier, Kathy Kitchen, and Randy Kitchen, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Thursday August 15th at 11:00 am at the Kitchen Cemetery Louisa, KY by Rev. Jim Osborne.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Morgan Skaggs

1934 - 2013

God gained another great man in the early hours of Sunday, August 11 as his Angels swooped down and took Morgan Skaggs quickly and quietly.  Morgan had been waiting patiently the past few days for that journey.  He was of the Baptist Faith and had professed his readiness to go “home”.   

Morgan was born on the Skaggs Family Farm at Martha to the late Arnold T. and Margaret Jane Wright Skaggs on October 27, 1934.  In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by two sisters—Mary Ella Skaggs and Esta Vanover and one brother James Luther Skaggs.  He is survived by one sister Magalene (Carl Ed) Tackett of White House, KY and one brother Ora Franklin (Dotty) Skaggs of Philpot, KY.

On January 25, 1958 Morgan married his life life-long partner Nola Mae Sparks. They continued to work side-by-side for nearly 46 years.  She preceded him in death on December 5, 2003.  Morgan and Nola Mae were the proud parents of four children whom they instilled their hard work ethics, high morals and values in, two daughters – Kay (Robert) Ison and Jennifer (Mark) Hardin both of Louisa and two sons that lived on the family farm with him – Gary Morgan (LaWanda) Skaggs and James Richie (Pam) Skaggs.  Morgan also had four grandchildren that were extremely important to him – Travis Kyle Ison and Jessica Mae (Cody) Johnson, and Markus Colten-Morgan Hardin of Louisa along with James Anthony Skaggs of Martha.  Recently his first great – grandchild, Silver Abbagail Rayne Johnson was born and he was able to enjoy a few visits with her.

Morgan has spent his entire life on the family farm where he learned his hard-work ethics at an early age.  By the time he was eight years old he could drive their team of oxen that was used in the family lumber business. Most of his work in the lumber business was done with a special team of mules. Morgan continued the practice of hard work on the farm until a few short months ago.  Once he realized he would be unable to work the fields this summer he said, “Why can’t I just go on?  I am of no use now.  I am ready to go.”

Morgan was the fourth generation to accept the reins to the Family Farm that was established prior to 1885 and will continue to thrive as the reins have now passed the fifth generation.  In addition to his own farm, Morgan has either plowed the soil or harvested hay from nearly every farm in rural western Lawrence County. For many years Morgan did his farm work with equipment pulled by his well-trained team of mules.  Morgan took great pride in his crops always striving to produce the best.  In addition to hay, he was a tobacco farmer from his youth until just the recent years.  He also tried his hand at mass producing bell peppers for a few years.

During his younger adult years, Morgan worked in the oil-fields in both Lawrence and Johnson Counties.  Some of this time was spent working alongside his father and sometimes with his brothers.

In 1974 Morgan added another job to his list when he joined the staff of Lawrence County Schools as a bus driver.  He continued to drive the bus until he retired in 1992.

Morgan was a very private, humble and caring person who had great compassion, for his fellow man, neighbors and community members.  This was evidenced by his willingness to always help them out.  Morgan was the go-to man for hay baler repair as he was a self-taught expert on baler repair and would travel to wherever someone would request his expertise and would never accept any compensation for services.  Also, he would be one of the first on the scene with his tools to assist with servicing graves for neighbors, family, and community friends as this was another of his expert skills.

His children and grandchildren have been left with the tremendous task of carrying on Morgan’s legacy of hard work, dedication, and humbleness.  In addition to his children and grandchildren, Morgan leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish his memory.

Morgan’s nephew, Rev. Billy Joe Sparks, and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton will conduct the Celebration of Morgan’s Life Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00 AM at Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha.   Morgan’s nephew Rev. Billy Joe Sparks and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton will conduct the service.  

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 13 from 4 PM to 9 PM at Young’s Funeral Home in Louisa and beginning at 9:30 AM Wednesday at the church.  Morgan will be laid to rest on the Family Farm at the Arnold T. Skaggs Family Cemetery on Coal Creek.  Friends and Family are invited to a reception at the church following his burial to share stories and celebrate Morgan’s life.

 

Grace “Dollie” Rose

1932 - 2013

Grace “Dollie” Rose, age 81  of Fort Gay, WV passed away  at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House in Huntington Wv.on Wednesday August 7, 2013 following a long illness.  Mrs. Rose was born March 20, 1932 in Fort Gay, WV. She is the daughter of the late Garland and the late Gussie Florence (Wellman) Spears. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Gene Rose on  Aug 27, 2001 and  by her sister, Margaret Campbell.

She was a Homemaker. 

She is survived by one daughter: Juanita Grace Watts and husband David of Genoa, WV and three sons: Garland Joe Rose and wife Jenny of Fort Gay, WV, James Tommy Rose and wife Susan of Fort Gay, WV, Jerry Wayne Rose and wife Melissa of Fort Gay, WV. Mrs. Rose also leaves behind Six Grandchildren and Five Great Grandchildren.  Also surviving “Dollie” was a brother Arville Spears of Louisa, KY and special friends, Barb and Sonny Copley

The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Salt Petre Church of Fort Gay, WV with Rev. Richard Maynard officiating.  Burial will be in Spears Cemetery following the funeral service.

Calling hours will be Friday, August 9 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Salt Petre Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home ,Louisa Ky.

Online condolences can be made at www. wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Colleen “Cokie” Sluss Griffith

1960 - 2013

Colleen “Cokie” Sluss Griffith, 52, of Louisa passed away Wednesday August 7, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Cokie was born December 12, 1960 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Vernon and Massouri Price Sluss.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rick Griffith, a son Ryan Hawkins and sister Emma Boyd.

Survivors include three daughters Andrea Cantrell, Samantha Cantrell, and LeighAnn Thomlin; grandchildren Adrien, Cammie, Ariel, Ashton, Scooter, and Audrey; a sister Connie Boyd, brothers Hershell Sluss, Carter Sluss, and Buck Sluss.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Price on Friday August 9th at 2:00 pm at the Richardson Chapel Church. Burial will follow in the Sluss Cemetery at Richardson, KY.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday at the Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Merle Louise Jordan Bradley

1943 - 2013

Merle Louise Jordan Bradley, 70, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at her home. She was born June 24, 1943 in Adams, Ky. a daughter of the late Robert (Bob) and Clova Cordle Jordan. She was a seamstress, and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her loving husband, Charles Darrell Bradley Jr. of Louisa, Ky.; one daughter, Deanna Lynn (Vernon) Williams of Camp LeJune, N.C.; three grandchildren, Samuel Williams, Alexander Williams and Magdalana Jordan Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Osborne and Rev. Bobby Workman officiating. Burial will follow at the Moore Cemetery, Dry Ridge.

Visitation will be 11:00 am til 1:00 PM Friday at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Gilbert Estepp Jr.

1953 - 2013

Gilbert Estepp Jr. 60, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Tuesday. August 6, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. He was born May 9, 1953 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Gilbert and Marie Noe Estepp. He was a logger.

Survivors include, one daughter, Megan Estepp of Fort Gay, W.Va.; one son, Gilbert Alan Estepp also of Fort Gay, W.Va.; grandson, Kevin Skylar Ferguson of Fort Gay, W.Va.; brothers, John Estepp of Shelby, Ohio; Ray Rose of Mansfield, Ohio; sister, Eunice Estepp of Mansfield, Ohio; and a special friend, Maxwell Porter.

Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 PM Friday at the Damron Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va..

Visitation will be 11:00 am til 1:30 PM Friday at Young Funeral Home. Louisa, Ky.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Young Funeral Home Inc. 201 W. Main St. Louisa, Ky. 41230

Patricia Sue Crabtree Baker

1947 - 2013

Patricia Sue Crabtree Baker, 66, of Catlettsburg, KY passed away Thursday August 1, 2013 at her home following a long illness.

Patty was born April 12, 1947 at Louisa, KY, the daughter of the late Dave and Vivian Robinette Crabtree. She was a former employee of Agri –General Corp.

Survivors include her husband Johnny Baker of Catlettsburg, KY, a son John William Baker of Catlettsburg, KY, two sisters Daisy Sprouse and Linda Hatfield and a brother Jerry Richards all of Columbus, Ohio.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday August 5th at 1:00 pm at the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa, KY. Friends may call on Monday August 5th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Earl Dean Hayes

1940 - 2013


Earl Dean Hayes, 73, went to be with the Lord, early in the afternoon at his home while working on The Singing Hayes Family bus. Earl’s great passions were the Church, his family and gospel music. Earl was retired from Kentucky Finance, The Associates and Dream Homes, as well as having served in the United States Army. He was a 58-year member of Belles Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 44 years, Sunday school teacher for 40+ years and dedicated supporter of the work of the Lord. Earl loved to sing Gospel music and traveled extensively over the Eastern United States with the family’s Gospel music group, The Singing Hayes Family seeing many souls saved and placing several songs on The Singing News Top 80 chart.

The son of the late Farris and Nova (Stambaugh) Hayes, Earl was preceded in death by two sons; Earl Hayes II and Norman Wray Hayes, two brothers; James Arthur Hayes and Fred Hayes and two sisters; Edath Conley and Roberta Vanhoose.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Deloris Vanhoose Hayes, one brother, Bert Hayes of Louisa, one sister; Ruby VanHoose of River, two daughters; Deana Jean Hammond (and Bill Hammond) of Louisa, Kemra Vanhoose (and James Vanhoose) of Lowmansville, a son, Paul Hayes (and Angela Hayes) of Louisa and a daughter-in-law, Tonya Hayes of Louisa. In addition, he is survived by several grandchildren; Brad Vanhoose (and Sherry Vanhoose) of Inez, Cayla Lemaster (and Allen Lemaster) of Ulysses, Allison Hammond of Louisa, Matthew Hammond of Louisa, Ben Hayes of Louisa and Andrew Hayes of Louisa.

Many times while traveling and singing, pastors would comment on the size of the family and Earl would respond, “I’m going to take as many to Heaven with me as I can.” His work behind him, he waits for us in the arms of Jesus and wants to see as many of you as would join him there.   

A Home Going Service will be held on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James Vanhoose and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will follow in the Hayes Family Cemetery Route 1760 Louisa, KY.

Friends may call at the church 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thursday Aug. 1st and Noon to 10:00 pm Friday Aug. 2nd and 9:00 am till services Saturday Aug. 3rd.

Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.
  

Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Ruth A. Cyrus

1937 - 2013

Ruth A. Cyrus, age 76, of Columbus, Ohio passed away July 28, 2013 at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center. A member of Mt. Sterling Free Will Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by granddaughter, Cassie Cyrus.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Lindsey; sons, John (Tammy) Cyrus of Reynoldsburg and Bobby (Teresa) Cyrus of South Bloomfield, Oh; grandchildren, Tiffany (Jason) Tinney, John Jr. (Ginny) Cyrus, Sara (Jeremy) Kirk, Jennifer (Burt) Angle; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Marge (Bob) Stewart; sister-in-law, Betty Preston; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday August 1st at noon at the Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky. Burial will follow in the Cyrus Cemetery at Louisa.

Friends may call after 10:00 am Thursday and until time of service at Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Ruth may be directed to Mt. Sterling Free Will Baptist Church, 15938 Cook Ave., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Wayne King

1939 - 2013

 

Wayne King, 74, of Louisa, KY went to be with his Lord on Sunday July 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY surrounded by his loving family.  

Wayne was born May 8, 1939 at Decatur, IL, the son of the late Cedric and Lola Prince King. He was a former employee of BG Products located in Fairfield, Ohio; a United States Viet Nam Veteran serving in the United States Air Force, and attended the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church.  

In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by brothers Cedric Jr., Charles, Darrell, and sister Elouise. 

He is survived by his  loving wife of 50 years Patty (Pratt) King, a daughter Sheri (Floyd) Mount of Columbus, Ohio, a son Michael Wayne (Cara) King of Spring, Texas; also granddaughters Kristin Bird of Columbus, Ohio, Brynn and Camryn King both of Spring, Texas; sister in law Louise King of Decatur, IL, brother-in-laws Ralph Pratt of Huntington, WV, Don (Judy) Pratt of Mansfield, OH, Dorothy Rose of Radnor, WV, Betty Jo Hollis of Huntington, WV, Lois V. Cremeans of St Albans, WV; 25 nieces and nephews; 44 great nieces and nephews; 42 great great nieces and nephews; and many many church family and friends.
 

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday July 31st at 1:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home by Bro. Mike Cox. Burial will follow in the Pratt Cemetery Genoa, WV.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers family suggests donations be made to the Community Hospice Care Center Ashland, KY or the Emogene Dolin Hospice Care Center Huntington, WV.

Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Freeman Webb Roberts

1935 - 2013

Freeman Webb Roberts, 78, of Fallsburg, Ky. passed away peacefully on July 27, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.V.

He was born June 2, 1935 in Fallsburg, Ky. a son of the late Webb and Thelma Ball Roberts, he was the loving husband of Lucinda Roberts.

Survived by his children, Thomas Roberts, Webb Roberts, April Loudon Burk, Heather Roberts, and Tammy Broadus (deceased) and his grandchildren, Savannah and Taylor Roberts, Mason Roberts, MacKenzie and Nash Burk, Christian Boggs and Mercia Crowley. His family members are Sally Whitaker, Linda Dahlman, Martha "Marty" Thompson, Mary June McBride, Doshia VanHoose, Mackie Crum, Willis Roberts (deceased) and Lora Marie "Cookie" Reynolds (deceased).

Freeman served in the Korean War as a Ranger in the Army, an RA in the Army Armory division and retired from GE. He was also a member of Ohio Millwright Union Local 1519 now 1090. Freeman was an expert horseman including rodeo, cutting horses and raised and trained champions. He enjoyed farming, working with cars and above all spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Memorial service will be conducted 5:00 pm Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Workman officiating.

Visitation will be 2:00 - 5:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112

James W. Billups

1925 - 2013

James W. Billups, 88, of Louisa, Kentucky, formerly of South Point, Ohio died on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Community Hospice in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born March 15, 1925, the son of the late Muss and Lillian Billups of Fort Gay, West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Berta Faye Billups and Illeta Lowe and brothers, Jerry Rowsey and Glen Rowsey.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gee Short Billups of Louisa, Kentucky and sisters, Doris Crockett, Arlene Blankenship, and Judy Murphy, all of Huntington, West Virginia; Deloris Arthur of Milton, West Virginia ad Mary L. McCreery of South Point, Ohio. Additional survivors include sisters-in-law Carole Short Yetter (Ed) of Zanesville, Ohio and Treva Watts Short (Bill) of Louisa, Kentucky. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews; Emmalee, a very special great-great niece, and a very special companion, his dog, Pepper.

He was a proud Marine veteran, having served 4 years in the South Pacific. He retired from Kraft Foods, Inc., where he was employed for 30 years. He loved spending weekends at Huntington Airport and Chesapeake flying his Piper PA-11 for many years. He also had a strong interest in sports cars. For many years he enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the Snack Shack in South Point, Ohio.

Visitation will be at Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, Kentucky on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at the chapel on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky. Nephews will be serving as pallbearers.

Flowers are appreciated, or donations can be made to Community Hospice of Ashland, Kentucky or Lawrence County Humane Society, Louisa, Ky.

 

Wanda Nell Hundley

1945 - 2013

 

Wanda Nell Hundley, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2013. She was born July 29, 1945 in Genoa, W.V. a daughter of the late Bert and Edna (Pratt) Thompson. She was a homemaker and devoted to her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Lloyd T. Hundley and children, Leslie (Tammy) Mullins of Fort Gay, W.V., Steven (Patricia) Mullins of Columbus, Ohio, Shelly (John) Mullins of Columbus, Ohio, and Bert (Betsy) Hundley of Columbus, Ohio, and stepchildren, Tommy Hundley, Roy Hundley, David Hundley, Ronnie Hundley, Nancy Hundley Vanotti, and Sharon Chesley. She is also survived by her grandsons, Brandon Mullins, Joshua Mullins, Benjamin Marcum, William Marcum, and Joe Moore; great grandchildren, Joshua Mullins and Jillian Mullins. She is also survived by her siblings, Gen Noe, Kathryn (Charlie) Scoggins, and Joyce Phillips. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Ancel D. Thompson, Elbert Thompson, William Thompson and Norma Smith. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
 

Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 PM Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Church of God, Fort Gay, W.V. with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Mathis Cemetery, Lick Log Branch.

Visitation will be Saturday 2:00 PM til 9:00 PM at Church of God, Fort Gay, W.V.

Harold Hiawatha Newsome

1961 - 2013

Harold Hiawatha Newsome, 51, of Louisa, Ky. passed away July 23, 2013 at his home. He was born December 19, 1961 in Ashland, Ky. a son of Dorothy Allene McKnight Newsome and the late Harold Newsome. He was a laborer.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Karen Newsome of Louisa, Ky.; two daughters, Desiree Newsome and Cheyenne Newsome both of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Harold Hiawatha Newsome of Louisa, Ky.; Mother, Dorothy Newsome of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Sheila Horsley of Louisa, Ky.; Nyoka Chaffin of Louisa, Ky.; and Tania Delong of Carter County.

A Graveside service will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 10:00 am til 12:30 Pm Saturday at Young Funeral Home.

Daniel Lee Bartram

1948 - 2013

Daniel Lee Bartram, 64, of Webbville, Ky. passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home. He was born November 22, 1948 in Fort Gay, W.V. a son of the late Claude and Edith Palm Bartram. He was a cook and was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim Bartram, D.J. Bartram and Rick Bartram.

Survivors include, his wife, Audie Maxine Bartram of Fort Gay, W..V.; daughter, Diane (Rick) Rogers of Fort Gay, W.V.; three sisters, Mary A. Webb, Helen Marcum, and Julie Kitts; six brothers, Dave Bartram, Doug Bartram, Dale Bartram, Mike Bartram, Milton Bartram and Walter Bartram; three grandchildren, Chris Lewis, Joseph Currie, and Brittany Rogers.

Memorial service will be conducted Monday, July 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Smith Chapel Church with Rev. Kenny Bailey and Rev. Ray Church officiating.

Visitation will be 2:00 PM til time of service.

Billie Ray Spillman

1950 - 2013

Billie Ray Spillman age 63 of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday July 23, 2013 at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a brief illness.

Billie was born May 13, 1950 at Webbville, KY, the son of the late Orville and Ruth Ann Cave Spillman. He was a retired supervisor for the Scotts Fertilizer Co. in Marysville, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife Leann Brooks Spillman, a daughter Sherie Spillman of Huntington WV, a son and daughter-in-law Steve and Laura Spillman of Marysville, OH, a sister Diana Adams of Louisa, and a brother John Bell Spillman of Delaware, OH; four grandchildren Dalton, Sallie, Mollie, and Hunter.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday July 26th at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home  by Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 11:00 am Friday and the time of the funeral service at Wilson Funeral Home.

Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Harold Gene Britton

1928 - 2013

Harold Gene Britton, 84, of Louisa, Ky. passed away July 21, 2013 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Harold was born August 1, 1928 in Louisa, Ky. the son of the late Genoa Wilson Britton and C.T. Britton. He was the President & CEO of Louisa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., a Kentucky Colonel, member of Coca-Cola Bottlers Association, UK Alumni Association, member of Louisa First Baptist Church. Harold's love for life and music was an inspiration to all who knew him, He was a wonderful dad, papaw, and friend!

He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly (Herbert) Lemaster of Louisa, Ky.; five grandchildren, Angela Preece, Brittony Bradley, Sabrina Parsons, Schawn Britton and Shadrin Britton all of Louisa, Ky., and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Irene Auxier Britton, a son, Gene Tom Britton and a brother, C.T. Britton Jr..

The funeral will be Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 PM at Louisa First Baptist Church with pastor Ric Frazier officiating.

Friends may call from 6:00 til 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 23rd at Young Funeral Home.

Audrey Marie Hanshaw (LaBute)

...memorial service

 

In Loving Memory of Audrey Marie Hanshaw (LaBute) passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at her home with her daughters Nancy and Felicia, and granddaughter, Tiffanny at her side. She leaves behind two daughters and two additional grandchildren, Eric and Melissa, 9 great grandchildren,  Andrew, Brandon, Noah, Morgane, Bretton, Ansley, Gabriel, Zachary and Kelsey.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly ask that a loving contribution be made to your local animal shelter that would be fitting and honor Audrey's love for animals.

An informal memorial will be held on July 31, 2013 from 11:00 AM til 2:00 PM at Down Home Grill,

Come have a cup of hot tea with Audrey.

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